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Old 10-03-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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Is Sleep Number mattresses worth the money?

I'm still researching the Camping World Sleep Number bed for my Georgetown.

What I have found is many unhappy customers that have problems of leaks and sagging as well as cheap zipper breaking, controllers failure and even pumps stop working. When they contact Sleep Number they get BS and run-a-round on how much the replacement part will cost.


I just wanted to hear from anyone that has the sleep number bed for awhile and if it really worth the money?


Here is the link to the customers complaints and they sure are alot of them. 737 and they all are from 2012. Hummm

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/furniture/select.html
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:52 AM   #2
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My GF has an sleep # bed at her house. They are finicky and leak down every few days. They also have a hard support beam in the middle as it's a king mattress. No comfort sleeping in the middle as the beam is like a brick. Soooo, sleep on your own side of the bed. LOL! Sleep number bed overrated/overprice. You better read up on having mold problems as their mattress does not breath/ventilate like a regular mattress does.

In my RV - main bed, I use a 4" memory foam matress topper. Wallyworld has them for 150 bucks or so.

I use an Aerobed for my fold-out couch. Aorebed is actually pretty comfy 100-200 bucks for one of these and it has the wired remote for adjusting air like a sleep # bed.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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We have had a sleep number bed in our house for about 7 years and have had no problems. I have chronic pain issues so I change the firmness depending on how I feel. We have had no issues and have been very happy with is and just bought one for the rv. If you do get one, make sure you lower the pressure before traveling, especially if you are changing altitude.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:03 AM   #4
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my sister and bil have 1 hate it
my daughter and sil have 1 love it
i think an easier question wuold be " do you think my wife is prettir than yours?"
its all in the eyes of the beholder
we changed our matteress out to a 10 inch foam unit from walmart.com very satisfied the excuse for a sleeping surface that came with our unit was a waste of time and money
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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We had one for years and it did get mold in it. We called and they sent us a new bed. The customer service is excellent. I think I would buy it from a SN store if I got another one. We still have it as a guest room mattress. We have a Tempura-Pedicure Allure for our house and love it. When we bought the MH this spring we bought a Tempur-Pediic Cloud Supreme and it is very comfortable.
The TP'S are expensive but with the neck and back surgery's I have had I couldn't sleep in anything else.
I was afraid they would sleep hot but it has never been a issue and have been told by TP that winter storage will not be a issue as long as the bed is flat it will be fine in freezing temperatures. I will but extra Damprid by the bed to protect from mold.
I sleep much better on the TP then any other bed I have tried.



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Old 10-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #6
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Had a sleep number for several years. Loved it at first, but it seemed to go bad? Both my husband and I started to not be happy with it, but didn't say anything to each other for about a year. My parents had one as well and had bought a cheaper foam mattress for their second home and found they liked it much better. Now we have a foam bed at home and just put a foam bed in our trailer.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:14 PM   #7
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We have a sleep number bed. My wife and I both don't like it. I would not recommend getting one.

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:58 PM   #8
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Great information

The replies here are very interesting to say the least.
I just went down to the local mall store and asked them many questions.
They have many different versions and the one I'm considering is a P5.

They have all the same sir chambers, pumps and controls. The big difference is the exterior and now may layers of foam pads you add tot he top.

I did notice the P5 has a much better quilting and softer material than the basic model. I still believe it is a very costly ionvestment.

The main warranty is basically 100% for the first 2 years. After that time it will cost you to get anything fixed or replaced. Still thinking about it but will conti nue to monitor this question here if it is worth it.

Let's keep this going to help others.


This is the one I'm considering from Camping World
It is a short Queen with radius corners
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...adius-cut/9259
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:04 PM   #9
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I have had a sleep number bed at my house for about two years now. Me and the wife have loved it. My wife could sleep on a rock so it wasn't so much for her. It's nice to have the adjustment. I have change it a few times depending on how I feel.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:34 PM   #10
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we bought a serta memory foam with gel at sam'a club queen $499. we love it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:50 PM   #11
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We are not shopping but looked at Costco and they have a nice gel foam queen for 500. Not sure how they hold up to the temp.extremes that a RV has. That's what worries me about my TP mattress. The condensation could cause mold very easy. We had that happen on our first SN bed and it was nasty. They say they are using a foam that will not mold now but I would keep a eye in it.



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We have 2 Sleep Number beds, one full and one king which we have had for over 6 years. We love them both. The king does have a foam divider down the middle because the king has two air mattresses but you can get over very easily. Neither lose air pressure or have had any issues at all. Best bed we have ever had and we used to have a waterbed. I highly recommend.

My only concern about having one in the 5ver is where would the pump go?
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:52 AM   #13
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we bought a serta memory foam with gel at sam'a club queen $499. we love it.

We bought a memory foam topper to add to the existing mattress and the problem is it it way too soft and actually have to roll out of the bed.
I change positions at night from back to side and actually it made it so difficult I removed the memory foam. Just may be too thick of a pad for the existing soft mattress.
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We bought a memory foam topper to add to the existing mattress and the problem is it it way too soft and actually have to roll out of the bed.
I change positions at night from back to side and actually it made it so difficult I removed the memory foam. Just may be too thick of a pad for the existing soft mattress.
this matress is not a topper it's 10" thick. i use to move around a lot now i just roll on my side once or twice and get a great night of sleep.
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I'm still researching the Camping World Sleep Number bed for my Georgetown.

What I have found is many unhappy customers that have problems of leaks and sagging as well as cheap zipper breaking, controllers failure and even pumps stop working. When they contact Sleep Number they get BS and run-a-round on how much the replacement part will cost.


I just wanted to hear from anyone that has the sleep number bed for awhile and if it really worth the money?


Here is the link to the customers complaints and they sure are alot of them. 737 and they all are from 2012. Hummm

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/furniture/select.html
We've had one in our home since 1997 and have not had any problems with the mattress. Pressures do change with the temperature but not significantly. We just had to replace the air pump. It was 15 years old. Bought a new one on eBay for $250. I wouldn't trade mine for anything else.
We replaced the original mattress that came with our coach with a Sleep Number Mattress. Bought it through CW and have enjoyed it since January 2007. Have not had any issues at all. As I stated above pressures will change some based on the temperature. One thing they recommend is keep the pressure down some if traveling through higher elevations and then fill back up once you reach your destination.
We've had nothing but a great experience with both of our Sleep Number Beds. I highly recommend them, but I'm sure there are others that wouldn't.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:32 PM   #16
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Well we have heard everyones opinions and hate to say my DW said buy it.
As much as I appreciate your msgs my DW overrules you all.
Bought it today at Camping World using my Discover Card and was able to get 7% off the sale price and delivered to my door. That saves the tax and a few bucks.
So we will let you know whenit arrives in a week.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:20 PM   #17
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Recieved my Sleep Number bed by UPS from Camping World yesterday.
I reaad the manual a few times and put the bed together with little problem.

1st thoughts when opening box.
Expensive fancy air mattress
Good quality air matresses
Quiet pump
Nice asy controller


After sleeping on it at home on a box spring.
Nice feel when I adjust for myself
Supports and cradles and I find less stress on back, neck and hips
Adjusts up and down quickly
Has a built in memory for each side in remote.
Good quality zipper around main casing. (other say it is a cheap zipper)
Doesn't really sag on edges but not designed to sit on edges

Was it worth it? Only time will tell by relieving my neckm back and hip pain. If I get a good night sleep it will be worth it.

So far I'm happy and will update you as time goes on.
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My wife and I had a sleep number bed in our home for close to 20 years. For the first 15 years we loved it - then it became very uncomfortable. Then...when we bought our new Columbus and had a Trump Series Serta mattress...we fell in love with that.

The nearest we could find locally to the Trump was a "Kingsdown" mattress that we bought and LOVE it.

In talking with the sales lady when we bought, she explained that "as your body ages" (nice way of saying as we got OLDER) that type of mattress ceases to be comfortable. We bought it when we were in our early 40's and I guess at about mid-50's it "ceased to be comfortable".

We love our Kingsdown - and our son and daughter-in-law LOVE the sleep number bed we passed along to them.

PS - Never had ANY repairs on our Sleep Number bed.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #19
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All I say is WOW!
Last night I really enjoyed a full restful night sleep.
How I knew was that layed down and setup my number and relaxed on my back with a small pillow under my head and next thing it was 7AM.

I also noticed when I got up this morning that my feel and legs felt great and not hurt when starting to walk on the floor. (62 yrs old)

I will keep this up for another few days and if this continues may consider a King size for the house. $$$$$$ Oh well can't put a cost on a good nights sleep.

Will update again soon
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:01 PM   #20
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UPDATE Oct 20, 2012

Well I have slept on my Sleep Number bed for many nights and I have to admit I have not had that much restful sleep in a long time. My back feels great and my neck and shoulders are not sore.
I know others may dissagree but I'm very happy with it and when driving the MH I do need a relaxing night sleep.
To me it was worth the money even thou it is a glorified air mattress bed.
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